Hawaii Environmental & Natural Resources Law

Hawaii Environmental Law - Litigation and Compliance

We help clients navigate the complex web of federal and Hawaii environmental law.  Our attorneys are experienced in advising businesses on compliance with environmental regulatory schemes including NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) and HEPA (Hawaii Environmental Policy Act, HRS chapter 343), CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Recovery, Compensation, and Liability Act) and the HERL (Hawaii Environmental Response Law, HRS chapter 128D), Clean Water Act and Hawaii Water Pollution Law (HRS chapter 342D), and Hawaii water rights.  

In addition to helping clients comply with federal and Hawaii environmental laws, we assist clients obtain relief in environmental matters through litigation and administrative proceedings, including contested cases.  Our lead environmental law partner was recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” for environmental litigation in Hawaii for 2020.  

Our Services in Federal and Hawaii Environmental Law

Representative Experience in Hawaii Environmental Law

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

 
  • HEPA (Hawaii Environmental Policy Act, HRS chapter 343)
  • NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act)
  • CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Recovery, Compensation, and Liability Act)
  • HERL (Hawaii Environmental Response Law, HRS chapter 128D)
  • CWA (Clean Water Act)
  • Hawaii Water Pollution Law (HRS chapter 342D)
  • Hawaii Water Code (HRS chapter 174C)
  • Hawaii common law on water law (appurtenant rights, correlative rights, etc.) 

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